Pool Remodeling Services in North Texas

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Q) I think I may have a leak, how can I tell if my pool is leaking?

A) One way is to do the evaporation test, I’ll explain. First fill pool to proper level next fill a bucket with the pools water and set the bucket on the pools top step (fill bucket fuller than pool level so I stays in place) next, mark pool level on outside of bucket, and inside the buckets waterline this will measure the evaporation. The water in the bucket and in the pool should drop at the same level. If pool looses more water you may have a leak.

Q) The evaporation test tells me we are losing water what next?

A) I recommend trying to find out if it’s in the pool’s structure or in the pools plumbing. To do this re-fill the pool to the proper level, next mark the waterline with tape turn off all equipment for 24 hours, 24 hours later measure the water loss. (note; make sure it’s not going to freeze, rain and do not swim while test is going on) next refill the pool to your original waterline mark once more and run pool pump for 24 hours, again 24 hours later re-measure. Compare your findings…. Equal drop in water loss regardless if pool is running or not may mean you have a structural leak, if you lose significantly more water while pool is running this could mean a leak in your pools plumbing.

Q) Can leaks damage my pool?

A) Absolutely, water leaks can crack your pool as sure as they can crack your homes foundation, call a pool professional (Regal Pools ;)

Q) Really, how important is it to keep water chemistry properly?

A) Very important, without chemicals you have a pond not a pool. Improper chemical balance will damage your pool, improperly sanitized water will make you sick, or worse you can also get staph infections.

Q) Do I need chemicals in the winter?

A) Yes, even though chlorine demand drops off significantly when water temps drop off below 50deg. Most damage to pools happens during the winter and many are chemical related.

Q) How do I know how many gallons my pool is?

A) Here is a good link http://www.pentairpool.com/save-energy/calculators/pool-volume-calc/poolcalc.htm

Q) Should I be concerned with cracks in my pool?

A) Some cracks are more cause for worry than others, it is important to find out if a crack is superficial or structural. Because for the most part superficial cracks are in the surface and don’t usually leak, as for structural cracks are all the way thru the pools structure and usually do leak.

Q) How do I tell if my pool has serious cracks?

A) The only way to tell for sure is to have a pool professional perform a dye test on the crack. Some of the characteristics of structural cracks are; crack starting at tile line on one side of the pool and going all the way to the tile line on the other side of the pool. Cracks that continue to grow in length and water loss in the pool are usually signs of structural cracks.

Q) How do I know when my pool needs to be resurfaced?

A) In my opinion a pool must be resurfaced before it starts leaking, the plaster surface seals the gunite structure and it is designed to take the abuse from the chemicals put into it. Average life of plaster is around 10 years. About 7-8 years for a pool that has lots of trees around it.

Q) Are some surfaces better than others?

A) YES in fact we have a commercial grade white surface with a 7yr “in- house” warranty, the best warranty I’ve ever seen in our industry!

Q) What should I consider when hiring a service company for my pool, can I do it myself?

A) Would you turn over the keys to your brand new sports car to a teenager? Hire a professional, a handyman or neighborhood kid can’t possibly understand what a pool needs before it’s too late. Most have not gone thru intensive training to understand chemistry and how a pools equipment works, they will never ( in my experience of repairing problems) be able to anticipate problems and will always be reacting to problems they have caused. The bad part is that neither of you will ever know that most repairs can be avoided!

Q) My pump motor is screaming what does that mean?

A) It is a possibility that the bearings on you motor are going out.

Q) My pool is gurgling; (air bubbles) what’s wrong?

A) Check water lever it should be at the center of the tile. Check the trap door (skimmer weir) at your skimmers they should be moving freely and under water. You may also have a suction leak, check pump lid “O” ring and debris in the pumps basket.

Q) What role does the deck-o-seal mastic between the coping and decking play?

A) It keeps water out from under the coping which could damage it during very cold temps.

Q) How often should I drain my pool and replace the water?

A) We recommend about every 4-5 years or sooner if Stabilizer levels are over 100 part per million.

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